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amount that you spend on clothing. Do you know how much that is? One
hundred, two hundred, maybe even three hundred a month?
Is it really necessary to spend that
much money on clothes? Maybe not!
By simply adjusting your spending
habits and learning to shop a bit more conservatively, you can save
yourself hundreds, even thousands of dollars a year.
Start At The Source
So where should you start in your
quest to save money on clothes? With your closet of course!
Take a moment to inventory the
contents of your closet. If possible, organize ALL your clothes so
you know what you have and don't have. You will then be able to look
and say "I only have two nice sweaters, and winter is coming
up!!" or "Only four good t-shirts! I'd better buy a few
When organizing your clothes, don't
forget to look in the nooks and corners of your room/house. Many
times we forget that we packed away our winter apparel, or stored a
box of shirts up in the attic. This may save you from purchasing an
excess of unnecessary clothing.
If you want to save money on the
cost of clothing, stop buying what you don't need. This can be your
number one money saver, especially if you find yourself often
saying, "Why did I buy this?"
Why spend $200 on something that you
aren't going to wear much? This is a complete waste of money. If you
really want to save money off your clothing bills, do not buy
clothes that you aren't going to wear regularly.
A conservative wardrobe is basic.
Warm, durable, simple, and neutral in color to provide many matching
combinations. When you are buying clothes, try and purchase durable
products, even if they are a little more expensive than others. Well
made clothes have heavy seams and added reinforcement at stress
points to insure the product survives daily wear and tear
When To Buy
Timing is a critical factor when
purchasing clothes from retail and department stores. You can find
unbelievable bargains on practically every type of clothing, if you
shop at the right times. End-of-season, out-of-fashion and
post-holiday sales give you more than an adequate chance to save
Every retail and department store
MUST keep up with the ever-changing fashion world. Merchandise is
constantly coming and going. These stores must provide shoppers with
a variety of styles, colors and brands.
What is a hot seller this week, may
be taken off the shelves the following month. This is especially
true for seasonal and holiday type clothing. Retailers can't afford
to have this merchandise taking up space in their store during the
Think about it. Do you go into a
department store in the winter time, when it is thirty degrees
outside, looking to buy a bathing suit? Not many people do.
You can score great deals when you
purchase your clothing at the appropriate times. Buy your winter
clothes at the end of winter/beginning of spring. Buy summer
clothing at the end of summer/beginning of fall.
Other Places To Look
If you like a particular brand of
clothing (Nike, Guess, Ralph Lauren, etc...), you can save up to 50%
by shopping at factory outlet stores. Contact the particular vendor
for the location nearest you.